In the legends of the University of Chicago, the late, irrepressible Jason Aronson etched a memorable place with a dissertation that encompassed Louis Hartz and the Earl of Shaftsbury: “Hartz, Shaftsbury, and Marx: An Unsuitable Trio.” But just a couple of weeks ago, Aronson’s strange grouping was superseded by what could be called an Unsuitable or Implausible Quintet: Roberts, Stevens, Souter, Breyer, Ginsburg.
It looks like Ann Coulter was right about Roberts. What was that Kool-aid about voting for Republicans to get originalists or even quasi-originalists on the court? The Republicans have a 4 in 11 record since Nixon (and I'm being extremely generous by giving Nixon credit for Rhenquist). I wonder how long the GOP will keep trying to pump that particular canard.